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Pets of the Week (December 26, 2012)

Say hello to Martin

A family affair

For its holiday show, the Walnut Street Theatre is presenting the award-winning musical The Music Man. Because the story involves a con man promising to teach children how to play in a marching band, the cast  includes 30 local youngsters. 

Knowledge is power

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is looking forward to reintroducing a bill requiring the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.

Breaking news: Two dead in separate shootings

Two men were found shot to death in the Northeast on Christmas Eve, police said.

Not your average walk in the park

— Russo Park has undergone more than $576,000 in renovations and is now once again open to the public.

Teva backs out of Red Lion center

— Plans for a big distribution center at the site are halted as new top management reviews company strategy.

Top cops on the block

— New bosses take the helm in three police commands in the Northeast. They know their turf.

O’Neill discusses tax overhaul at civic meeting

Ready or not, Philadelphia is going to get a complete property tax overhaul, so homeowners should prepare themselves to fight for affordable tax bills, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill.

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:

Northeast Times office fire likely arson

Evidence is pointing toward arson as the cause of a Nov. 25 fire that forced the Northeast Times to close its main office in Trevose, but investigators are still hunting for clues to identify those responsible for the blaze.